very noisy hard drive.

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chrisboyd

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I have a sony viao vgn-cs110e running windows vista home. I have a loud grinding sound coming from my hard drive. I thought it was my fan but it turned out to be my hard drive. Does anyone know what may be causing this and how I may souve the problem?
 

flavallee

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A "grinding" or "ticking" sound from the hard drive are symptoms that it's dying.

If you have any personal data(documents, videos, music, photos, etc.) that you don't want to lose permanently, you need to back it up to reliable external media while you still can.

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Here is the support site for the Sony VAIO VGN-CS110E laptop.

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SUEOHIO

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A clicking noise is another sign that a hard drive is going bad.as was stated above make sure what you dont want to lose is safely on another media like a cd/dvd etc.
 

chrisboyd

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Thank you both. I have an older sony viao that is running Windows Xp. The way I understand it I can take that hard drive and use it in this computer. Is that true? I understand that the os is not on the drive but on the motherboard so I will lose the info on this drive but have any info on the old drive. I have all my important stuff backed up already.
 

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If you remove a hard drive that contains Windows Vista and replace it with a hard drive from another computer that contains Windows XP, it will not work.

The Windows operating system will need to be reinstalled in the hard drive in the computer.

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Something else to be aware of.

If a computer has been running Windows Vista and you downgrade it to Windows XP, make sure first that all of its devices will work with Windows XP.

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